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A 17-year-old female asked:

My ears developed keloids but cuts, injections, burns that i've gotten haven't. are there any piercings that probably wont develop keloids?

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Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Unpredictable.: Keloids are unpredictable. If you are prone to them there is always a chance any time there is a break in your skin through a piercing a keloid can form.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Avoid nickel : I have found that jewelry alloys containing nickel are more prone to keloid formation as opposed to pure gold or titanium jewelry.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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